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Dо dоg оwnеrs likе it whеn реорlе аррrоасh thеir dоgs?

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I don't think i would approve of random people approaching my dog because then i wouldn't know what would happen. They might get attacked, seek revenge and poison my dog. It depends on the owner and the dog. I have a bullmastiff and mine isn't a friendly one, he's good with my family and friends. But i like him that way cause no one would attempt breaking into my house.

Posted : 10/02/2018 3:35 pm
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Personally, I don't have any problems with anyone approaching my dog. It means that the person is a dog lover. A lot of people are scared of dogs, so I'm open to people coming up to my dog and ask if they can pet him. It makes me so happy. 

Posted : 09/11/2022 2:35 pm
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I don't really have any problem with people approaching my dog or trying to pet them ,I feel it's better to allow a dog associate so they don't become antisocial or afraid of people.

Posted : 10/11/2022 10:39 am
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It doesn't bother me at all when strangers walk to my dog. It's all up to my dog to allow them pet him or not. If he's cool with their body language, they are free to touch and pet him. 

Posted : 07/12/2022 5:18 pm
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Posted by: @theboysmom04

My dog hates people. Other than our family members. He is the mean, crusty, old man who sleeps all the time. However, he only has one tooth and if someone doesn't mind him gumming them they can go for it 🙂 I think it's only polite to ask especially with children. Not everyone's dog is raised around children nor do they necessarily like them. My kids have always been taught to ask before petting. I've seen way to many kids just run up to a dog and hug it and if the dog reacts badly it's the dogs fault. So yes I think you should ask.


Sometimes it's better that your dog reacts that way to strangers because if they are too friendly, when a theif that knows how to pet a dog come into your home, they will be friendly to the theif and won't bark to alert you. 


Posted : 27/02/2023 2:09 pm
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Posted by: @benoit-w

I think thаt it rеаlly dереnds оn thе dоg. Mаybе аlsо оn thе реrsоn, but mоstly thе dоg. My dоg is vеry friеndly аnd sосiаl. Shе wаnts tо mееt аnd grееt еvеryоnе wе sее. Sо if sоmеоnе wаnts tо sаy hеllо tо hеr аnd реt hеr а littlе, it mаkеs hеr hаррy, аnd thаt mаkеs mе hаррy. Thе smаll tаlk is еаsy, sinсе реорlе аsk bаsiс quеstiоns likе hеr nаmе, brееd, аnd аgе. I dоn't usuаlly еnjоy tаlking tо strаngеrs, but I саn tаlk аbоut my dоg with just аbоut аnyоnе.

But yоu shоuld аlwаys сhесk with thе оwnеr first. Sоmе dоgs аrе nоt friеndly, оr thеy аrе vеry nеrvоus аrоund strаngеrs. Аnd оf соursе sеrviсе dоgs hаvе а jоb tо dо аnd shоuld nоt bе distrасtеd.

What do you think about it?


If you know very well that your dog isn't the friendly type, it's best to not let anyone come up close to them or try to pet them. Things can get really ugly pretty fast. It's even better not to allow other dogs come up close to your dog because they might start fighting. 


Posted : 13/06/2023 4:28 pm
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I don't have any problems with having anyone touch my dog. They are very calm and playful as long as you're not aggressive to them. My dog have never attacked anyone who wanted to touch or pet them. 

Posted : 04/08/2023 8:47 am
Posts: 17
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I don't have any problems with someone approaching my dogs. They are good and smart dogs. I'll only tell the person to be gentle with them. They won't become aggressive if they feel loved. 

Posted : 09/02/2024 11:25 am
Posts: 80
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I don't have any issue if people approaches my dog. I always love it when our neighbour takes her for a walk. My dog is very lovely and friendly and she's always happy when strangers touches and caress her body.

Posted : 13/06/2024 5:59 am
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